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, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will testify before the senate finance committee. she has said that problems with the health care website will be fixed by the end of this month. >> abc news reporter jonathan careasked about the health enrollment problems. here is some of that exchange. yes as waser is reported widely at the time. the whole point is that cms is processing paper applications, but it bypasses the need to create an account. creating an account is what led to the bulk of the issues in the early days. theially, on the launch of marketplaces on october 1, you are not able to do that by phone. in response to the trouble that thes were having online, unacceptable trouble they were having, we balked up the staffing of the call centers and made it possible for individuals to call and enroll and sign up and bypass the creation of an account, so that could be handled by the: centers. these applications are then processed through healthcare.gov. fixre working to healthcare.gov. in terms of the user experience, the whole point was to alleviate the frustration th
-- a microscope to the health- care law. in addition to what we have seen with kathleen sebelius and marilyn tavenner, they may want againr from the top brass as to whether they want to update their thinking on a law. we may get more big picture stuff in december. host: more about life on the hill. here is "the wall street journal." thatg the point immigration, tax reform, a budget breakthrough, things are on hold or frozen. what does it mean? guest: the affordable care act takes oxygen out of the room. it is so politically potent. it affects everyone's constituents. they are getting the most calls on it, too. it provokes strong feelings. the agenda has come to a standstill, there is evidence that some of these things were at a standstill already. the affordable care act, that is how you fill the vacuum at a standstill. over the summer, when immigration was a big topic. when it became clear that that was stalling, the affordable care act came back with a vengeance. that was the issue everyone wanted to talk about. there is some truth that it gets in the way of everything else. also, it is a
on the implementation of the affordable care act and the healthcare.gov website. halfling sebelius testified -- kathleen sebelius does divide on wednesday and apologized for the flaws of the website as it was launched october 1. >> thank you. members of the committee, i left my position as governor of kansas for the opportunity to continue the work i've been doing for most of my over 35 years of public service to expand opportunities for all americans, gardens of geography or gender or income to have affordable health coverage. during my years as a state is a governor, a two-term i have worked on that effort that i care deeply about. there are still millions of americans who are uninsured as well as underinsured. forle have some coverage some illness, but had no real protection from financial ruin and no confidence he will take care of themselves and their families if they have an accident or an illness. and for them a new day has finally come. in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been miserably frustrating experience for way too many americans. including many who have waiting sometimes th
audio] >> like last week, today's testimony will be followed tomorrow by kathleen sebelius who will be before the senate finance committee to answer questions about the rollout of the health care excite and more. today's hearing will be available shortly online at www.c-span.org. ,omorrow fostering at 10:00 live on c-span. carl icahn were today continues this afternoon at 2:30 eastern, with the seller foreign license committee, holding a hearing on the disability rights and international law treaty before the united nations. tom ridge will testify along with richard thornburgh and tammy duckworth. that is this afternoon at 2:30. tonight, live coverage of election results in new jersey and virginia. both states are electing governors today. live coverage at 9:00 on c-span. impact of the health care law on hospitals and the quality of care was the subject of an event held by u.s. news & world report monday. donna shea leyla took part in this discussion. also bill frist. [applause] and thanks for allowing me to host this panel. this is an amazing group of folks appear. ,, i doi ge
. >> today health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius announce a number of people who had had enrolled, and that figure released earlier this afternoon. david dropped her is just -- david drucker is joining us from capitol hill. is it a good or bad thing? we will need millions and millions more americans in the exchanges in order to subsidize expanded coverage that the law mandates. that it perspective will go up from here, we could say it was a rough start that will be remedied once the website is fixed and people become more comfortable with the law. >> the hearings tend to focus on the launch of healthcare.gov. the legislative action in the arena seems to be turning to letting people stay or remain on their health care plans and not have to change them over. tell us about what is coming up later in the house this week. >> on friday, the house will vote on a bill that would allow americans who purchased health care in the individual market to keep the plan they have if they want to through the end of 2014. insurance companies who have been transitioning to the new obamacare,
and gentlemen kathleen sebelius, secretary of the united states department of health and human services. [applause] >> good morning. good morning everybody. it's my great pleasure to have another opportunity to be at this historic meeting of native americans and alaska natives here at the department of the interior. i want to recognize my colleague secretary sally jewell who has been a terrific addition to the cabinet and a wonderful colleague and partner on a lot of issues. thank you for hosting today and thank you for your leadership. you just heard from secretary shinseki and as he said we have worked together on a friday of initiatives that benefit to the indian country and i'm going to talk about a few of those. in the audience and with you all day long will be our great leader of the indian health services dr. yvette roubideaux who i can tell you is a tireless advocate for better health in indian country and thank you to dr. roubideaux and stacy who works with her intergovernmental relations department. i am also pleased that we have some of our staff members here. one of the thin
on april 18th, kathleen sebelius testified here in this room the federal hub is on time and on track. we are on track. but we know the secretary's testimony didn't match what was happening behind the scenes. two weeks before testifying before this committee, she was present at a meeting when significant threats and risks were expressed in launching the site on october 1st. they repeated claims this is well and on track until the mess than launched on october 1st. after the launch, the volume was the culprit when they knew oth r otherwi otherwise. this is about whether the public people can trust with websites. one important question is will they enroll by january 1. and security is another issue. how can they trust a website where it was more important to get it out than end-to-end testing. deputy chao is here to answer the questions. i do understand you are a career employee and been at cms for years and the last few months have not been easy. last march, you were one of the first to publically offer a glimpse of the true situation when you said let's make sure it isn't a third world ex
by national captioning institute] coverage includes kathleen sebelius before the senate finance committee. she will be talking about the health care website and other issues elated to implementing the health care of all. she said problems with the health care website will be fixed by the end of this month. that is live at 2:00 eastern. a governmental affairs sub committee looks at hurricane sandy relief efforts a year after the storm. >> in a race closer expected, terry mcauliffe defeated ken cuccinelli. -- he spoke to supporters in virginia. ♪ thank you. think you. thank you. "terry"]anting >> thank you. what a great night, everybody. you know, over the past few started speeches thinking a lot of political figures but i am so glad tonight the first thing they are introducing me is my best friends and my wife, dorothy. [applause] you to know a few weeks ago we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. when we decided to do this campaign, we decided together, because we understood it was a journey we were all going to have to take together. dorsey, i could not be happier than to have you stan
kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill this morning to answer questions from senators this morning. questions from the senate finance committee and the committee chair, max baucus, the chief author of the 2010 law. questions are expected about the website rollout and potential security risks for consumer private information. as you know, she testified one week ago to the republican run house commerce committee. lawmakers from both parties have an traduced rival bills that would let people retain their existing health insurance policies but administration officials refused to state their views on those proposals on tuesday. >> we will come to order. in february, 1950 eight, against the backdrop of a divided nation , a junior senator from massachusetts spoke at a college in baltimore. the young senator, named john kennedy, said -- let us not despair the act. let us not seek the republican answer or the democratic answer, but the right answer. let us not seek to fix the blame for the past, let us accept our own responsibility for the future. ". more than 55 years later, jfk's advice r
-span. >> while we work to fix the issue we'll show you testimony with kathleen sebelius. >> mr. chairman, i'm relying on the advice of not only the inside team and contractors but a lot of the outside experts who have come in to take a look at the system and they did a number of things along the way. they did a series of diagnostics, looked at the entire system and determined at the out set that healthcare.gov is fixable, that it isn't fatally flawed which was the initial report out of many people. secondly we have asked that question a number of times, would it be helpful to take the whole system down and make mixes along the way? we've been adviced that actually doesn't help. that it is better to do routine upgrades, some of which are hot patches that can be done while the system is fully run rninging, others are better to be done in the maintenance period between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. when the user experience is pretty low and we take the system down for periods of time. but given the fact that the various fixes, particularly the function nalt fixes, the codes have to be written in bat
for obamacare and dallas. the remarks of secretary kathleen sebelius in just a bit. she was questioned by john cordon about the health care implementation. here is a bit of that. >> the president is touting the navigator program which, as you know, for people who are hired to help people navigate the affordable care act. i would like to ask you this question. no't it true that there is federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive sensitive personal information from the individuals they help sign up for the affordable air cacti -- care act. >> that's true. states can add background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement. >> a convicted felon could be a navigator and acquire information unbeknownst to them. possible. we have contracts with organizations and they have taken the responsibility to screen their individual thatators and make sure they are sufficiently trained for the job. but it is possible. >> we will show you that a hearing coming up tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. sebelius rejects
-span at 10:00 a.m. at the same time on wednesday morning, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius testifies in front of the senate finance committee and secretary sebelius and other obama officials won't talk about the research and the updates that should be completed by the end of the month. you can see that at 10:00 a.m. eastern on wednesday. >> you are watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate and on weeknights, watch key items and the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can get our schedules are websites nuking join in the conversation on social media sites. >> our series on the affordable care act in conjunction with kaiser health news focuses on what is happening with the insurance plans that are being canceled. this is 45 minutes. >> on this segment of the "washington journal", we have been taking a look at the implementation of the four book act with the help of reporters from kaiser health news and julie appleby is back to discuss the reason why some individuals have seen their plans canceled by providers as a lot th
-- administration like kathleen sebelius do the same, i think the american people would give them more leeway to fix the problem and get things working correctly. >> host: president obama departs the white house shortly, heading to cleveland. he will be speaking about the economy. visiting a steel manufacturing company in cleveland. then off to philadelphia for some fundraising, democratic fundraising. francis is in philadelphia on our republican line. what do you think about what the president said? >> caller: i'm curious about the reporting, using the words, the president will allow." the president can't allow anything. he is not a dictator, and the insurance commissioners and the insurance companies still have a lot to say about this, and it's obvious what this is. it's an attempt to
services secretary kathleen sebelius asking whether all standards were met prior to the launch of healthcare.gov, the web site to sign up for obamacare. we've asked secretary sebelius to provide answers and information to a series of questions dealing what level of security and privacy measures were undertaken prior to the launch of the web site to safeguard the privacy of those americans signing up for coverage through healthcare.gov. this is a serious concern that must be addressed. additionally, because of the law, some businesses are cutting back on employees and on hours making it harder for americans to find full-time jobs. and those who do hold onto their full-time jobs could lose their employer-sponsored private insurance and are instead being dumped into the exchange or into a failing medicaid system. these are just some of the unfortunate realities we are facing with the implementation of obamacare. as these stories continue to pour in, i urge all my colleagues on both sides of the aisle along with the president to carefully listen to the american people, to the ameri
men and women serving as part of the healthcare fraud prevention and whichment team or heat, kathleen sebelius and i launched more than four years ago to recover taxpayer dollars and keep our people safe and to aggressively punish fraud and misconduct wherever it is found. the alleged conduct is shameful and it is unacceptable. it displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of the american people and the thetituted an abuse of public trust showing a blatant disregard for systems and laws designed to protect the hotel. as our filings made clear, these are not victimless crimes. americans trust medications prescribed for their parents and grandparents, for their children and for themselves. they are selected because they are in the patient's best interest. andlaws enacted by congress the enforcement efforts of the fda provide important safeguards to ensure that the drugs are are approved for uses that are safe as well as effective. efforts by drug companies to introduce their drugs into interstate commerce for unapproved uses subvert those laws. likewise, payment of kickbacks underm
like ray. >> host: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked about this exact subject at last week's energy and commerce -- i'm sorry energy and commerce committee hearing. i want to play a little bit of that in combat to julie appleby and get your thoughts on her appearance before the committee. >> before during and after the law was passed a president kept saying if you like your health care plan you can keep it. is he keeping his promise quest. >> yes, he is. >> okay. would you say to the 300,000 people in florida you mentioned are the 28,000 in tennessee that cannot get health insurance? their plans are terminated. is he keeping his promise to them? .. appleby am a what was your biggest take away from the appearance of kathleen civilians on the hill last week? i think this adds to the difficulties of the rollout. not only issues of the health care not going to blake but but issue of people keeping their health insurance plans. republicans are very upset about this. saying you have to get this health care website fixed. has to roll out smoothly or will affec
you very much, everybody. >> [inaudible] >> back on capitol hill, health secretary kathleen sebelius testifies tomorrow on the health care website problems and insurance coverage. she has gone on the record as saying that those problems will be fixed by the end of november. she is before the senate finance committee tomorrow at 10:00 eastern. tomorrow afternoon, a committee examines hurricane sandy relief efforts one year or it we will hear testimony from the fema and director -- fema director. 2:30ll have that live at tomorrow on c-span. earlier today, the national review hosted an election preview where panelists gave their thoughts about tonight's governor races in new jersey and virginia. this is one hour. >> welcome to the national review's preview of the 2014 election and the discussion of the 2013 elections in virginia and new jersey. i am bob costa. we are here with a great panel to talk about the outlook of national politics. i am glad and appreciative to have a great panel with us today. some of the top analysts in the over the keyo races and themes that will be animating o
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she'll be talking about the health care website. problems with the health care website will be fixed by the end of this month. that hearing is at 10:00 a.m. eastern. a senate homeland security subcommittee looks at hurricane sandy relief efforts a year after the storm. witnesses include the fema director and the housing secretary shaun donovan. the head of the centers for medicare and medicaid services says the agency will release health care enrollment for healthcare.gov next week. his is two and a half hours. >> the senate committee on health el cation, labor and pensions will please come to order. about five years ago richard streeter, a 47-year-old truck driver from eugene, oregon was frustrated and worried. as "new york times" columnist nicholas chris-off described in his column this weekend, mr. streeter couldn't find affordable insurance in the market. back in the battle days no insurance would cover him. so he just went without care. after months of ignoring pain, he finally went in for a colonoscopy. but he couldn't afford one. the
to ask kathleen sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, about the navigators this morning, and she admitted that there is no background check done of the navigators, even though they will collect some of the most sensitive personal information that you can have, including things like your social security that can be then used to hack into your accounts. your health information, whether it is mental or physical, which is among the most sensitive personal information each of us have. well, she admitted since they don't do any background check, she couldn't guarantee that a convicted felon couldn't be a navigator. she said that was possible. i think something that really grabbed a lot of people's attention because they just naturally assumed that this sort of thing had been taken care of. and that three tphafs years leading -- three and a half years leading to the rollout of obamacare. we know the more people who find out about this law, i liken it to an onion. with each layer of the onion you peel back, it keeps getting worse and worse and worse. the law is proving to be eve
history of permitting legislative pairs. thank you. quest coming up, kathleen sebelius testifies before the senate finance committee. then, president obama is in dallas am talking about the law. later, remarks calling for a delay in implementing the health care law. >> coming up on the next differentn journal," types of renewable energy and the politics shaping the industry. brune michael brown -- cost about the obama administration policy on climate change. u.s. solarains the energy street and his company's plan to create the world's largest solo project. later, a report on the 2013 wind industry slowdown. live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the head of the consumer financial protection bureau is morningwed thursday about consumer protection priorities. you can see it live starting at 8:10 a.m. eastern on c-span two. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] aboutm concerned pakistan. i always want pakistan to overcome its dysfunction, for pakistan's sake. it out of love for pakistan. it has to lov
the trigger. services and human secretary kathleen sebelius will have her testifying on problems with the federal health care website and insurance coverage. she and other officials have gone on record saying those problems will be fixed. you can watch her sunday morning before the senate finance committee. >> after becoming first lady, maney eisenhower ran a tight ship. state visits.r of watch our program saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. and live monday night, our series continues. >> she is very well-known known as a style icon. she was representing the country both at the white house and while traveling abroad. what colorsbout would mean something to the country. for her visit to canada, she showed this red suit as a gesture of respect for the red of the canadian maple leaf. that shethe thought put into her wardrobe and she also knew the advantage of choosing a color or style. kennedy live at 9:00 eastern on c-span. rick perryvernor returned to iowa for the first time since ending his 2012 bid for president after the republican caucuses. his remarks were about 15 minut
was not her fault. >> kathleen sebelius does not write code. who is the i.t. person? who is the person in charge and responsible? who signed off on this? >> the person who is responsible is marilyn. >> did she based her decisions on the memo you sent? is that right? >> i think that -- >> the president talked about an i.t. person. which of you is that person? >> i don't know. >> and refers to a person. person.fers to a who is the i.t. person in charge? >> i do not know what you are referring to. >> that me go to slide three. slide three.to complete end to end testing never occurred. did that raise concerns? did you know about that before october 1? >> i think that is taken out of context. >> it is in pretty plain language. e octoberne befor 1. >> i say this again out of context because there is quite a few -- >> did you know about the testing before october 1? >> i have not seen this document. >> you have the fancy title. you do not know about this before the biggest domestic i'll see program website in the history of this country was ever launched? you are supposed to be the guy who is
that he had no idea that these problems were coming. we had kathleen sebelius come to the committee and say that everything was ready to go. here is the issue -- if you outlaw the kind of insurance people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed a law three years ago to outlaw the kinds of insurance that people have in their surprise that people don't have that? we talked about that in the 2010 elections. we talked about it in the 2012 elections. we knew all of this was happening at the time. we heard all of the soaring rhetoric and all of these problems and now we see what is happening. the way i see it, there are only two explanations. either they were being dishonest or they are just incompetent. frankly, i don't know which one is the worse. i think the left -- i think they are learning a pretty valuable lesson here. i think the valuable lesson that we are learning here, unfortunately, with all the human collateral damage with the obamacare spectacle is that you don't shut out the opposition. you don't cram a bad bill into law. you do not say one thing w
. >> thank you. so i would now like to introduce our witness for today's hearing. the honorable kathleen sebelius is the secretary of the department of health and human services. she was appointed to this position in april of 2009. and was sworn in as the 21st secretary on april 28th, 2009. so i will now swear you in if you would rise. as ranking waxman and i just discussed, the committee is holding an investigative hearing and when doing so have had the practice of taking testimony under oath. do you have any objection to testifying under oath? and the chair now advises you that you are -- i would now read you -- do you swear that the testimony you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? you are now under oath and subject to penalties set forth in title 18 section 1001 of the u.s. code. you may now give a five-minute summary of your written statement. welcome again and thank you for being here. you have to use that mike. you don't know how many people want to hear you this morning. >> thank you, chairman, upton, ranking member waxman, members of the co
-span. wednesday health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was before a committee to talk about the problems with the healthcare.gov website and the problem people losing their current plans. we will show you that entire hearing on sunday about 10:35 in the morning. until then come here is a portion of the meeting as it took place on wednesday to the >> i want to go to the cost ofud the website and talk n about th website. this is what is happening right now. we hai ve had somebody in the bb trying to ousign on and it iswey down.ack it is not working. last night i asked for the cost from each of the contractors that were with us last week. so, can you give me a ballparkut of what you have spent on the g web site that does not work that individuals cannot get to, whatk is your cost estimate? >> so far, congresswoman, we have spent about $118 million on the website itself and about $56 million has been expended on other i.t. to support the web. >> would you submit a detailed accounting of exactly what has been spent and when do you expect constituents to stop getting these kind of
with secretary kathleen sebelius. she testified earlier today in front of the senate finance about the healthcare website's problems and what's being done to fix them. an exchange. m relying on the advice not only of the inside team and contractors, but a lot of the outside experts who have come in to take a look at this system and they did a number of things along the way. they did a series of diagnostics, looked at the entire system and determined at the outset that healthcare.gov is fixable, that it is not fatally flawed, which was the from many people. secondly, we have asked that question a number of times. would it be helpful to take down the whole system and make fixes along the way? we have been advised that that actually does not help, that it is better to do routine operations, some of which are hot patches that can be done while the system is fully running and others are better to be done in the maintenance , whenn 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. the user experience is low and we take the system down for periods of time. but given the fact that the various fixes, various functionality fixes, the cod
one million are eligible for coverage. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius spoke with reporters in a conference call. >> thanks and i want to start by thanking mike, julie, donna, nancy who you will hear from in a minute and will be happy to answer your questions. today we are releasing a report with data for october 1 through november 2. the numbers i am about to run through tail two very important stories. in every part of our country, americans are interested in the affordable health coverage that is being offered through the marketplace and through medicaid. even with the issues we have had, the marketplace is working and people are enrolling over the phone, on paper, in person and online. at both healthcare.gov and state websites. -- of this first period, 100 106,000americans have enrolled in qualified health plans through the marketplace. 396,000 people have learned they may be eligible for medicaid or chip. what is more, upwards of 975,000 customers have made it through the process of applying and getting an eligibility determination. they are currently still shopping for
eligible for coverage. kathleen sebelius spoke with reporters in a conference call. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] joinings, everyone, for us this afternoon. thanks for your patience. today, we will be joined by secretary sibelius, as well as julie, the director of communications. michael, which the hh -- with the hhs reform. with theancy, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation office here. we will begin with some remarks from the secretary, as well as julie. and then the secretary will be available to answer a few questions after her schedule requires her to depart, o we will have these additional available to answer more questions. without further ado, secretary, let's get started. >> thanks. i want to start by thanking mike , julie, and nancy, who will hear from in a minute and we will be happy to hear more of your questions. today, we are releasing a report with enrollment data for october 1 through november 2. the numbers run through tell two very clear stories. ourt, in every part of country
that if they liked their health care plan they could keep it, period. it goes back to a time when kathleen sebelius, secretary of h.h.s. said, if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. it goes back to a time when the majority who passed the legislation in the house and in the senate said, if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. period. i thank the chairman for his leadership. i thank the speaker. yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from oregon, member of the ways and means committee , mr. blumenauer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized for two minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you. i appreciate the gentleman's courtesy. the expectation that somehow the elements of the affordable care act would not be implemented is simply false. people can keep health insurance, but there are always going to be the new standards to make sure that people no longer have insurance in name only. that's what we heard about repeatedly in th
. thank you all very much. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, kathleen sebelius the secretary of the united states of health and human services. [applause] good morning everybody. it's my great pleasure to have another opportunity to be at this historic meeting of native americans and mask and only natives. here i want to recognize my colleagues, secretary sally jewll who has been a terrific addition to the cabinet and a wonderful colleague and partner on a lot of issues. thank you for hosting today and for your leadership. you just heard from secretary shen seki. we have worked together on a variety of initiatives and benefits to indian country and i'm going to talk about a few of those. there will be the great leader of the indian health services doctor young said who is a better help to the indian country and thank you. and stacy who works with our intergovernmental relations department. i'm also pleased we have some of our staff members here. one of the things i did is create a secretary tribal advisory committee that has been enormously helpful not only to meet all of our
hill yesterday for questions from senators on the finance committee -- kathleen civilian sebelius returned to capitol hill yesterday for questions from senators on the finance committee. this is about 2 1/2 hours. [no audio] [no audio] >> we will come to order. in february, 1958, against the backdrop of a divided nation , a junior senator from massachusetts spoke at a college in baltimore. the young senator, named john kennedy, said -- let us not despair the act. let us not seek the republican answer or the democratic answer, but the right answer. let us not seek to fix the blame for the past, let us accept our own responsibility for the future. ". more than 55 years later, jfk's advice reigns true. it is important to remember now as we implement the affordable care act. five weeks ago the end -- the administration launched www.c- launched healthcare.gov. it was to be the premier website for the affordable care act. needless to say, it has been a rocky rollout. problems have plagued the website. let me say right off the bat that this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to y
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